Portland Messenger

Where there is cure, there is hope.

Hiding In The Shadows Is Never An Answer.

Dear Red:

It has been fifty days sixteen hours and thirty four minutes since I've seen her. I'm now eighteen years old, one year after my procedure. She fell in love. She caught Deliria, and he, her love, he had a public execution. Now, they're after anyone who helped them.

I helped them. I watched him dangle breathlessly as they pulled the lever. I watched her only chance of happiness die with a noose.

I don't know what to do. I'm so paranoid they'll find me. What should I do? I don't want to live my life in the shadows nor live it in a prison. Should I run, try to find her? She's probably long gone, dead, but there's always a chance.

Sincerely, A Worried Friend (Hana).

A Worried Friend:

You sound weak, afraid. You should never live your life hiding in the shadows. Being that you're eighteen and care this much, I'd say you caught it, you're an Invalid. You should turn yourself in, beg for their forgiveness, just maybe they'll spare your life. You need help.

In case you haven't noticed, they're both gone. Obviously neither of them had you on their mind while they were fleeing. It's time to give up, fifty days is long enough.

Sincerely, Red.

Best Movie of The Year! Delirium!

Have you recited your prayers of elements? Delirium is one of the best movies of the year, I was on the edge of my seat for quite a bit of the movie. Alyssa Velez did an excellent job of casting the characters, you think it's so predictable, but it's not! Delirium is a stellar book about an everyday girl, Lena Haloway, who turns out to be not so simple. She didn't want much, she wanted to be enough for eveyone, to please everyone, but once this boy comes into her life she has her whole life upside down, or right side up. She knows that love is a disease, that it's danger. Will she follow her head or her heart. You know what they say, “before I fall delirium liesl & po the spindlers”

Red Painted Bird

The evidence is leading closer and closer to the truth. In recent reports green, yellow, and red painted birds have been spotted flying around town. The odd thing is, birds have not been viewed in in many years, seeing one on occasion is rare, let alone birds with paint on them. Most have been spotted since the disappearance of Lena Haloway, some scattered before, but never like this. It seems the more our people control the border the more then come red. Is this some sort of sign? Is our city as safe as they claim?
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In Loving Memory of Alex Sheathes

Alex Sheathes was the leader of the Invalids, he was an excellent role model for the resistance against love being a disease. He believed that everyone should have the choice of who to love and care for. He was a loving partner to the runaway girl, Lena Haloway, and strong headed. He will forever be missed by many.

Orange Groves!

Do you have a time of day when you just want to get out? When you want to do something productive? Come on down to the Orange barn and pick some ripe oranges. For ages 13-55! Pay of minimum wage if permanent job, call for more information. Hope to see you there!